Bollywood stars usually believe in releasing their film around a festival as it brings in more people to the theatres. Festivals are usually blocked by one star or another and they prefer to stick to those dates. Speaking of this, for the past many years, Salman Khan has been releasing his films on Eid. Thus, no other big star releases his or her film on Eid since Salman Khan has a massive fan following. However, for 2020, Akshay Kumar booked that slot as he released the first look of Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi which will release on Eid 2020.
This left Akshay and Salman’s fans shocked since Eid is believed to be a festival on which Salman releases his film. However, before doing this, Akshay sought approval from Salman. As per a report in Deccan Chronicle, Akshay called up his friend Salman Khan to seek his permission to release his film Sooryavanshi on Eid next year. Only after Salman gave a nod, Akshay went ahead with announcing the release of his film. Well, now that is the bond of friendship that Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar share. Meanwhile, this year, Eid has been blocked Salman Khan as his film Bharat will be hitting the screens on the festival. Starring Salman Khan as Bharat, the film will also see the reunion of Katrina Kaif after Tiger Zinda Hai. Bharat is helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar and also stars Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Tabu and Sunil Grover. Bharat is slated to release on June 5, 2019.